Octogenarian Shares Stories, Lesson From her Vibrant Life

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First-time author Judy Boyd publishes new autobiography describing her life in New Zealand

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a true story of a woman who dared to chart her destiny in the world and the lives that she touched along the way

Judy Boyd has recently released an autobiography describing the events of what she calls “a fortunate life.” Shining with the author’s sense of gratitude, “Our Fortunate Lives” (published by Xlibris NZ) is a true testament of the indomitable human spirit.

Boyd has been working on her autobiography for at least 16 years. It is not just a story that she wishes to preserve for posterity, it is the realization of her dream of becoming a writer. Boyd, who was born in Mataura in Southland, takes readers through successive phases of her life, from her childhood to her training and careers, her transformation to wife and mother and, finally, to where she is today, a place of gratitude and fulfillment.

To Boyd’s family and friends, her personal memoir will serve as a treasured family heirloom and to outsiders it is a lighthearted glimpse into what life is like in New Zealand. “Our Fortunate Lives” is a true story of a woman who dared to chart her destiny in the world and the lives that she touched along the way.

“Our Fortunate Lives”
By Judy Boyd
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 272 pages | ISBN 9781493192830
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 272 pages | ISBN 9781493192823
E-Book | 272 pages | ISBN 9781493192847
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Judy Boyd was born in Mataura in Southland. She trained as a Karitane Nurse in Christchurch and worked as a secretary at Lincoln University. In 1999 she graduated from Canterbury University with a degree in English, and went on to complete her Honours degree in 2004. She then enrolled in Grant Hinden-Miller's Creative Writing courses at the Continuing Education Department of Canterbury University and, nine years later, at 80 years of age, she finished her first book and completed her dream of becoming a writer.

Xlibris Publishing New Zealand, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving the needs of Kiwi authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit xlibrispublishing.com.au or call 0800 443 678 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisNZ on Twitter for the latest news.
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